Now I know why the pilot episode of Wildfire consisted of 2 separate episodes. It's because the original pilot episode was boring as sin. This definitely set up for the rest of the season I suppose. But at least make it a little more interesting. I mean the horse race was good, some banter was okay, but this just isn't what Wildfire is all about.
The conversations between Matt & Junior were cliche, everyone instantly became a stereotype once they were introduced, and nothing really happened. Too much time was devoted to Kris in prison. That's just my opinion.
The "cliffhanger" or lead-in to the next episode was pretty uninteresting. Amber insults Kris and the episode ends? What would have been good was to leave the fate of the race unknown until the second part what with Jean's home depending on it, among other things. Overall, not enough to get me in to the series, but at least I know it gets better later on.